Post by Coach Campbell on Sept 7, 2014 21:06:57 GMT
Assistant Coaches will....
• Put the players and program first: Coaches must be willing to show up early and leave late in order to assist players in their development athletically, academically, and socially.
• Be organized: Players are smart and can tell when a coach is unorganized and scatter brained. Organization leads to efficiency, efficiency leads to success.
• Hold themselves to the same standards of discipline and behavior as their position players. Coaches are role models whether they like it or not. If you're not paying attention when the head coach or coordinators are addressing the team, the players won't either.
• Take initiative: when something needs to be done, don't wait for the next person. If everyone waits for something to get done, nothing gets accomplished.
• Continually pursue avenues for professional and personal improvement.
• Exercise effective methods of communication with each other, the head coach, student-athletes, etc: This includes but is not limited to: using the same terminology, enforcing the same rules and policies, assertive as opposed to aggressive means of addressing others in the program, and use of appropriate language on and off the field.
• Conduct themselves in public knowing they are representatives of the program. This includes behavior during the night life scene, and appropriate use of social media.
• Buy in to the mission and vision of the program
• Assist the head coach in conveying and achieving the mission and vision of the program. The culture of the program begins with the coaching staff. A staff that all speaks the same message will create a team culture that reflects that message.
Loyalty to the program and head coach is very important to the success of a football program. The lack of loyalty is a key ingredient in creating a culture of dissension throughout the program. Assistants who lack loyalty to either the program or head coach are less likely to go that extra mile that is required for a program to become superior. The players can easily sense when coaches are giving a half ass effort.